Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pilar - Hemingway's Boat

This post is for fellow Blogger, Jeff, who publishes the very fine photo blog, "Taken for Granted".  If you get the chance you should check out his blog.  He posted about the Pilar, a boat purchased by Ernest Hemingway in 1934 which you can read about here.  Pictured  here is a replica of the Pilar as seen at the this year's Wooden Boat Show.

The original Pilar was built by the Wheeler Shipbuilding Co of Brooklyn, NY and was probably the most famous fishing boat of it's time.  The replica pictured here was built over a two year period from 2013-2015.  Every detail of the original Pilar, which is now in a  museum in Havana, Cuba was incorporated into this conversion/restoration.  

This particular boat is owned and operated by the Shannon River Marine Heritage Foundation (SRMHF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for disabled individuals and wounded veterans by providing access to the sports of recreational boating and fishing upon specially modified boats. You can find out more about this replica and the work done by the SRMHF by visiting their website .  

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

When I saw this boat on display I remembered Jeff's post and thought he would enjoy seeing this.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Home Built Wooden Boats

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

There are always many home built wooden boats on display during the Wooden Boat show.  These are truly one of a kind sailboats having some very unique designs.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Seaport Scene

Mystic Seaport, Mystic CT  2016

The Wooden Boat Show returned to Mystic Seaport the end of June, and I'm now just getting around to posting some pictures from that popular Seaport event.  More to come.....

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Belmont University

Nashville, TN. 2016

Once again I was in Nashville, TN this past weekend, staying on the campus of Belmont University.  The campus is beautiful and the buildings interesting.  Very stately, if you ask me, but I'm not sure I really like the architecture or not.  Back to regular posts tomorrow.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Old Lyme, CT  2016

Finished Steel
Sculptor: Richard Newton